HOWTO - Disguising vents in a window - With pictures

Discussion in 'Grow Room Design/Setup' started by robertberman, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. Hi,
    When i constructed my grow room i made some pictures of the proceedings. The next pictures show how i installed my 1500m2 air inlet to my window. It's always a challenge because no light can escape or enter the grow room, no vents can be shown but you have to open the window. In this case I used insect screens for both disguise and to make sure no unwanted elements are sucked into my grow room. 
    1. This is the window
    2. Open the window a few inches and fasten it to the window frame with some screws
    3. Saw a piece of hardboard the same size as the window frame and connect the flange
    4. Paint the board black and attach the insect screen with a tacker (folded twice)
    5. Once the hose is connected to the flange and no light shines through, you can't see the hole. I put a garbage bag behind the hole on this picture 
    6. Screw the board onto the frame
    7. Mount it to your fan
    8. And no light will shine through the window and you can suck fresh air into your grow room without anybody seeing anything. 
    I put some double sided stickers on the window to make ik look like a child's room. You can also put some window film on your window. Or put a light on a timer between the window and the board. This is just one way of doing it and all windows are different. Has anybody else got some tips?

  2. That is very clever :) My grow room is also in an attic very similar to yours.
    I think I'm being stealthy with my black painted window, but I haven't hidden my vent very well at all. I have to replace this window soon anyway, I'll revisit this problem then.
    I'm lucky that my window is in the back of the house with trees obscuring the back of the house from the alley way.
  3. This is a problem that I have always wanted to try and solve, I had a couple other ideas but this is a lot more clean, going to bookmark this. 
  4. Very good idea! Thanks for posting!
  5. How does your exhaust exit the house? 
  6. Thanks for your replies. My exhaust exits the house through the roof window with the same contruction...
  7. what do you do RE closing the window in winter ?
  8. Only problem I can see with this is noise. The sucking/blowing noise those puppies produce is loud.
  9. Hey I can't see the pictures whats the deal really need to see pics please!
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  10. Yeah would love to see the pics of this great idea!

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